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Plextor Introduces New Optical Drive Lineup

Intel, Micron Move into Mass Production with 34nm NAND Flash

Hynix Introduces 7Gbps 1Gb GDDR5 Graphics DRAM

iMacs on Core 2 Quad Processors Will Be Released in January

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Plextor Introduces New Optical Drive Lineup

Plextor announced new products as a part of its new 2008 lineup. Featured in the new offering are 6x Blu-Ray Combo drives, 22x Super Multi DVD±RW drives, and an 8x Slim External USB DVD±RW for PC and Mac.

The new Plextor product lineup includes the following drives:

  • PX-610U 8X Slim External USB Super Multi Drive
    Available for both PC and Mac, the PX-610U does not require the use of an AC adapter or multiple USB ports. Through the addition of internal battery power, the PX-610U requires only a single USB port for power and data transfer. The PC version includes Roxio Creator 10 CE and the Mac version is bundled with a full retail version of Toast 9 Titanium.

  • PX-B310SA (6X internal SATA) and PX-B310Q (6X external USB)
    The Blu-ray Disc Combo Drives, 6x Blu-ray Reader plus Super Multi DVD+RW drive, gives you an all-in-one solution for playing back Blu-ray Discs, while maintaining the capability of archiving data onto CD or DVD. The Blu-ray Disc Combo is bundled with Cyberlink BD Suite.

  • PX-850SA (22X internal SATA) and PX-850A (22X internal PATA)
    Also supports DVD-RAM and DVD±R DL media. The Super Multi DVD+RW Drives are bundled with Roxio Creator 10 CE.

All of the above drives, with the exception of the PX-610U for Mac, also come standard with PlexUTILITIES advanced application and diagnostic tool. PlexUTILITIES allows to view basic and advance drive information, control specific drive functions to customize drive operations, and includes a powerful utility tool which allows for a safe, secure and easy way to destroy data on CD/DVD media.

Source: Plextor

Intel, Micron Move into Mass Production with 34nm NAND Flash

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology today announced mass production of their jointly developed 34nm, 32 gigabit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory device. Developed and manufactured by the companies' NAND flash joint venture, IM Flash Technologies (IMFT), the process technology is the most advanced process available on the market and enables the industry's only monolithic 32 Gb NAND chip that fits into a standard 48-lead thin small-outline package (TSOP). The companies are ahead of schedule with 34nm NAND production, expecting their Lehi facility to have transitioned more than 50 percent of its capacity to 34nm by year's end.

The 34nm, 32 Gb chips are manufactured on 300 mm wafers. Measuring just 172mm², less than the size of a thumbnail, the 34nm, 32 Gb chip will cost-effectively enable high-density solid-state storage in small form factor applications including digital cameras, personal music players and digital camcorders. Additionally, the chip will enable more cost-effective solid-state drives, dramatically increasing their current storage capacity.

The companies also plan to begin sampling lower density multi-level cell (MLC) and single-level cell (SLC) products using the 34nm process technology in early 2009.

Source: Micron Technology

Hynix Introduces 7Gbps 1Gb GDDR5 Graphics DRAM

Hynix Semiconductor introduced the industry's first and fastest 1 Gigabit GDDR5 Graphics DRAM.

The newly introduced chips are built on the company's 54nm process technology. It operates at 7Gbps, 40% faster compared to 5Gbps GDDR5, and processes up to 28GB of data per second with a 32-bit I/O. In addition to its improved speed, it is also designed to minimize power consumption at 1.35V voltage.

Hynix's 1Gb GDDR5 graphics DRAM meets JEDEC standard and the Company plans to start volume production in the first half of next year to meet the increasing demand for high performance graphics DRAM.

Source: Hynix Semiconductor

iMacs on Core 2 Quad Processors Will Be Released in January

DigiTimes, referring to its own industry sources, reports that Apple is waiting for an update of Intel's CPU lineup to be able to introduce iMacs based on quad-core processors.

According to DigiTimes, Apple will introduce new iMacs in in January. At that, power consumption of new Core 2 Quad processors will be reduced from 95W to 65W for use in "all-in-one" products. Other features will be same as those in the current products: Q8200 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2), Q9400 (2.66GHz, 6MB L2), Q9550 (2.83GHz, 12MB L2).

Except for doubled amount of cores, new processors will boast of 1.33GHz FSB and lower price comparing to mobile Core 2 Duo CPUs used in the current iMacs.

Source: DigiTimes

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